Africa's first Open Access Wi-Fi Network Provider Launches in South Africa

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VAST Networks, Africa’s first truly open access Wi-Fi network provider, officially launched today allowing venues to deliver secure, high-quality and high-speed bandwidth to end users.


VAST Networks is South Africa’s most developed and seamless Wi-Fi ecosystem offering an integrated “on-the-go” Wi-Fi experience in over 2 000 premium public spaces, and expanding. These locations include premium malls; flagship hotels; major transport hubs including major airports and railway nodes, hospitals and restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues across South Africa.

“Internet access is essential to participate in the modern economy”, comments Grant Marais, CEO of VAST Networks. “VAST Networks seeks to promote access to information, markets, people and opportunities through a great Wi-Fi experience that is affordable; empowering users to enjoy the wireless world they live, work and play in and acting as a catalyst to deliver new services such as OTT and VOD for the benefit of SA’s growth.”

VAST Networks’ ready built infrastructure offers multiple service providers the ability to deploy their services competitively across venues, with end-users retaining the choice to use their preferred provider.      

Says Grant Marais: “We will also utilise the reach of our infrastructure to strengthen the social fabric of the country by democratising internet connectivity in support of the National Development Plan, GDP growth and the attainment of citizen-level economic emancipation through information and technology.”

VAST Networks offers customers a world leading infrastructure providing the highest levels of network integrity and security that operates on a fully redundant fibre optic backbone capable of supporting secured connections of over 100Mb, giving customers and end-users a better Wi-Fi experience across multiple and complex environments.

The exponential explosion of smart devices, rich content and the Internet of Things enables users to access information, people and opportunities in a way never previously experienced. VAST Networks is passionate about the power of information and the role they can play in increasing people’s access to it.  

VAST Networks’ Wi-Fi ecosystem operates on a fully redundant fibre optic backbone capable of supporting secured connections 100Mbps to deliver a suite of services and applications that provide customers and end-users with a better Wi-Fi experience across multiple and complex environments.  

Last modified on Monday, 09 November 2015 15:57

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